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Not exactly, evil comes from satan. What happens when people turn their backs on God, He over time removes the hedge of protection He has over them. Satan has been trying to bring evil to ALL men since the garden, when people follow God He protects them, when they don't follow God, He removes His protecting hands.
should we call attention to the sins of unbelievers? not really. our job is to preach the kingdom and let them choose. not to nitpick at their sins
Originally posted by jakyll
If only more believers understood this!
Its seems to much of history has been lost on blaming the unbelievers for the wickedness in the world,when all the time it is their sin that brings their own downfall.
in contrast, jesus (who actually deserved to live because of perfection) had gods full protection. in his second test, satan asked him to jump off the temple wall because the angels would catch him. jesus couldnt die until god released his protection hence why jesus called out why have you foresaken me?
There are many things in the bible that seem to outwardly contradict other writings. To be honest, there are things in Christian history that contradict the bible. A good example is the Crusades, where even though God's word says "Thou shalt not kill" Christian soldiers killed thousands to control Jerusalem. Modern Christianity is really shaky on some of those formerly "set it stone" truths, mostly because many priests have deviated far from the path laid out for them by the books they're supposed to teach from. It's amazing just how many people still believe despite some obvious faults in the new line of preaching.
"The Pope takes the place of Jesus Christ on earth...by divine right the Pope has supreme and full power in faith,in morals over each and every pastor and his flock.He is the true vicar,the head of the entire church,the father and teacher of all Christians.He is the infallible ruler,the founder of dogmas,the author of and the judge of councils;the universal ruler of truth,the arbiter of the world,the supreme judge of heaven and earth,the judge of all,being judged by no one,God himself on earth." Quoted in the New York Catechism.